Inwood is located at the northernmost tip of Manhattan Island, surrounded by the Hudson River on the west, Spuyten Duyvil Creek on the north, the Harlem River on the east, and the neighborhood of Fort George on the south. The seven-story building height restriction, plus its distance from more central neighborhoods, give Inwood a character not found elsewhere in Manhattan. However, a recently passed rezoning measure will likely gentrify the neighborhood. Until then, Inwood residents enjoy its secluded nature and friendly, community-oriented vibe. Riverfront Inwood Hill Park offers green space galore, with trails, rocky bluffs, and one of the last forests in Manhattan.
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What to Know Before Moving to Inwood
Here are a few things to keep in mind when moving to Inwood:
Cost of Living
More and more new residents are attracted to Inwood for its quieter pace, beautiful parks, friendly community, and affordability. Housing is significantly cheaper than many Manhattan neighborhoods, and with great public transit, it’s easy to live in Inwood and commute into Midtown. Rent and the median home value are both less than half that of many Midtown Manhattan neighborhoods.
Public Transportation and Walk Score
Like so many areas of Manhattan, Inwood is a walker’s paradise, according to walkscore.com. With a score of 97, you can run daily errands and get to public transit without a car. Some locals report that finding street parking after 5:00 pm is difficult – another reason to rethink having a car. Five subway stations are evenly spaced throughout the neighborhood. With 6 bus lines and 2 subway lines, Inwood has earned an 88 transit score. The 1 and the A trains run into Midtown Manhattan in just under half an hour. A wonderful bike lane runs along Dyckman Street to Inwood Hill Park then continues to the Hudson River Greenway. Along Dyckman, the bike lane connects to four other major parks. Consequently, Inwood has earned a 70 bike score.
People and Culture
Inwood is a great neighborhood for families and anyone who appreciates a warm, friendly, community-oriented vibe. Many of the shops and restaurants are owned by locals who support the close-knit feel. Inwood is 74% Hispanic and has the highest cluster of Dominican descendent residents in NYC, therefore the neighborhood is officially designated “The Little Dominican Republic”. The Hispanic residents have brought their rich traditions and culture to Inwood, from street markets to cuisine. Every weekend, outdoor markets are crowded with locals scanning the food carts, used clothing, fresh fruit, and more.Get Pricing
Instead of high-end shopping or museum and memorial-hopping, you’ll find wonderful historic, recreational, and cultural attractions in Inwood. Explore the Dyckman Farmhouse, the oldest farmhouse standing on Manhattan Island. Built in 1785, it is now Inwood’s only museum. Several sites in Inwood Hill Park, such as Indian Caves, document the lifestyle and influence of the Native Americans who once lived here. Columbia University’s Baker Athletics Complex is the university’s main sports venue. Watch Lions football, soccer, tennis, hockey, and rowing. Surrounded on three sides by water, boating is an Inwood tradition. Several boathouses, like the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse, keep boating culture afloat. The Inwood Canoe Club goes back to 1902. On Sundays, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the club offers free Hudson River canoe trips to the public. The thriving restaurant scene, especially on the Dyckman Strip, has tasty treats for everyone, and popular Dominican cuisine significantly adds flavor to Inwood culture.
Inwood’s Trusted Moving Company
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